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Apr 1, 2014 2:00pm PDT
-- the greatest of it to european security in a generation. that's what nato's chief calls the russian troops on ukraine's border. >> the cia under a microscope after a report in "the washington post" says the organization lied about interrogation methods used on alleged terror suspects. >> medics are battling to contain a lethal virus. nato foreign minister's have ordered in and to civilian and military cooperation with russia and say they are having general staffs quickly devise ways to better protect alliance members. >> a serious move. does this signal the end of two decades of cooperation between the u.s. and russia? >> the alliance into this cooperation after russia moved troops to the ukrainian border following its incorporation of the crimean peninsula. it also said it would send advisers to begin training ukrainian forces. >> moscow says it has already begun pulling back troops from the ukrainian border, but nato sees no evidence of this. instead, the alliance has announced more assistance for the ukraine and the end of cooperation with russia. >> russia's aggression against ukraine
PBS
Apr 1, 2014 2:30pm PDT
in america and also around the globe. today, nato suspended all practical cooperation with russia in response to moscow's annexation of crimea. it's the first time the ministers of the 28-nation alliance have met since then, and according to the secretary-general, there are no signs of russia withdrawing its troops on the ground. nato, something has changed in the wake of russia's seizure of crimea and its continuing military threat to eastern ukraine. detentions have given a new to nato's deliberations. >> russia's aggression against ukraine is the gravest threat to european security and a in a generation, and it challenges our vision of a europe whole, free, and at peace. >> this was the first foreign ministers meeting since the crisis in ukraine. the members of nato are considering boosting determinants to further incursions, carrying out more surveillance exercises, and possibly opening up more military bases. ukraine is also trying to flex its military muscle. thousands of national guard troops are seen to finish training. even more significant is the approval by parliament to hold joint
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2014 3:00pm EDT
. the winding down of the afghanistan mission has led many to wonder if nato, which has been the cornerstone of transit lannett reliance, would cease to be -- of transatlantic reliance, would cease to be relevant. instead, russia's belligerence may serve to reinvigorate the alliance. nato has stood the test of time. mr. putin has ensured that it will continue to do so. the most immediate security challenge in europe is the presence of tens of thousands of troops amassed on russia's borders with ukraine. it is clear that resident putin plans to -- it isn't clear that president putin plans to invade or send advance teams to destabilize ukraine until a friendly government can be installed in kiev. in addition to calls for increased this -- defense spending and the need to prioritize territorial defense, this is increasingly at the center of this defense when we talk about security vulnerabilities in central and eastern europe. we called this hearing to get an update on the response to the crisis in ukraine and to discuss how the united states and our allies handed her further russian aggression
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Apr 11, 2014 8:00pm EDT
many to wonder if nato, which is the cornerstone of transatlantic reliance would be relevant. instead russia may reinvigorate to violence. nato has stood the test of time and mr. putin isentia -- is just ensuring it will continue to do so. it is unclear what putin's next move is. recent events have crit crystalized many things including increased defense spendic, and the need to pri prioritize defense at the center of this conversation when we talk about the securities and vulnerability in central europe. we called this hearing to get an update and discuss how our allies can be reassured and become strong independent democracy. our goal is to make europe free and at peace. let me suggest a few steps we can take to increase security and have our panelist comment on them. first, i think the united states should consider increasing troops in the region. secretary hagel said a third brugade is being forward and it is time to reevaluate our strength there. a small increase will send a notice. as brezezinski said a trip wire has the same affect as a fence. and second, the united states and
PBS
Apr 1, 2014 5:00pm PDT
the suspension of all civilian and military cooperation hot with rice and for more than a decade russia and nato have been quiet reading on crucial security issues such as fighting terrorism and drug trafficking and also ideally not cooperating with disarmament and out stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction clearly had the pain of operating a lot of the issues. also during the us war in afghanistan russia has also played an instrumental role by facilitating layer of land and air transfers of a put names to me to lead him into national security force in afghanistan right now the western alliance is calling on moscow to reduce its number in crimea to pre crisis levels and cheaper military activities along russia's border with ukraine in the meantime i need those statements as that guy. it's been lesions with moscow will be limited to diplomatic dialogue. we have decided to suspend old practical civilian and military cop ration between eight and russia. our political dialogue and an aid to russia council can continue as necessary the indices oreo level and above. to allow us to exchange
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Apr 1, 2014 5:30am PDT
of state and john kerry heads to brussels to meet with four other nato members on the crisis in ukraine. as a new -- there is a new player in the fashion world. it opens its doors north of the french capital. the man known as the french elvis hits the silver screen in a new movie that comes out today. you will get the scoop on that thanks to our film critic. and our correspondent will be in the studio after her week on the ground in crimea. she will have more on what it was like covering the crisis in ukraine. let's go straight to our top story, president francois hollande spending no time in reacting to dropping -- connecting to the drop his social party got. named -- he that he named the hard-line interior minister is the nation's new prime minister. of he promised to voss would lead a fighting government. fresh start for an embattled government. >> it will be a coherent and solid team. >> a more aggressive government fits the bill nicely. he is seen as a right-wing within the socialist party, known for his pro-business ideas . statusyear-old hard-line -- hard-line stance -- >> it's n
Al Jazeera America
Apr 11, 2014 10:00pm EDT
's it for "america tonight." good night. >> the u.s. and nato apparently disagree on how to act with russia, how is that to putin? after two awful days on wall street, financial experts say we're headed for a crash. and was jesus married? i'm antonio mora. here's the headlines. >> the deadline has come and gone for prorussian protesters to clear out of donetske. calling for a referendum on independence. >> a mob brutally attacked a detroit man who accidentally hit a ten-year-old boy with his truck. >> a group of men surrounded him and savagely beat him. >> police are looking at race as a possible motive. >> an ancient piece of papyrus suggest jesus was married, is real. >> seven new acts waiting to enter the roc rock 'n' roll half fame. >> we'll stand up on this stage and do what we love to do. >> are there cracks in the ukrainian crisis? president obama keeps threatening harsher sanction he but the european union is concerned about hitting russia harder with their own are economic position. kevin ryan has served as an officer in europe, korea and iraq. currently the director of defense and inte
LINKTV
Apr 2, 2014 2:00pm PDT
>> welcome to the "journal" coming to you live from dw in berlin. >> coming up, nato warns russia against making an historic mistake against ukraine. police in italy recovered to works of art stolen nearly five decades ago -- two works of art stolen nearly five decades ago. nato's secretary-general says it would be an historic mistake for russia to intervene further in ukraine. >> this warning came as a nato summit wrapped up in brussels. moscow says that it's reviving cold war rhetoric and that suspending cooperation with moscow would help neither side. >> rasmussen struck a defiant tone when it came to russia, telling nato ministers that moscow had only one goal -- to restore its sphere of influence in the former soviet union, and he warned russia not to escalate the situation. >> if russia were to intervene further in ukraine, i would not hesitate to call it an historic mistake. it would be a miscalculation with huge strategic implications. >> he did not set out what consequences a russian invasion would have, but he made it clear moscow had no veto over the alliance. he sugges
PBS
Apr 16, 2014 2:30pm PDT
flare and in eastern ukraine, nato said it is reinforcing its military presence along the eastern border. and what is the link between tagging celebrities and listing people in poverty? one woman says it is a winning formula and she will tell us why. cuts welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. a ferry carrying hundreds of schoolchildren has capsized and sunk off the coast of south korea. over 170 people have been rescued, but the fear is that hundreds more may have drowned. it is an excruciating wait for many parents whose children were on board. the bbc has this report. >> 12 miles off the south korean coast, the first hint of this disaster. the fairy full of schoolchildren slowly sinking into the sea. boats time rescue arrived, several floors were already underwater. one by one, they climbed out of cap in windows, each rescue a small victory against the sea. down below, others waited in the water for rescue. they jumped into the sea to survive. they were the lucky ones. the speed and scale of this disaster was no match for rescuers. hundreds of pas
BBCAMERICA
Apr 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
exercises with nato. >>> malaysia released the transcripts from the final voice transmissions saying they reveal nothing abnormal. >>> who is he and what can he do to help the president? >> plus, a special day of freedom here on bbc exploring your perception of freedom and how it compares with reality. >>> hello. less than a month after russia's annexation of crimea, ukraine has approved a series of military exercises with nato this summer, which could see tension rise still further. ukraine is not currently a member of nato, although it's been a partner of the alliance the last 15 years. the crimean parliament approved two sets of military exercises with the united states, something that caused friction with russia in the past. let's go to our correspondent david stern who is there. what has the parliament said and is this going to be very inflammatory? >> well, we'll see about whether it's inflammatory or not. the parliament has approved a series of military exercises with nato countries, including the united states. there are two exercises with the u.s. one in particular, sea bree
CSPAN
Apr 12, 2014 2:00am EDT
. and they still have a long way to go on professionalization and modernization. >> you mentioned nato is augmenting their presence along the borders. what does augmentation mean? how many personnel? >> we can get you the exact numbers of total nato personnel. from the united states perspective, in poland, the upgrade bytachment adding some aircraft to that detachment, i think a couple hundred folks have added to that . similar with the baltic air policing mission. it is a handful of folks. part of what general breedlove will be coming back to nato and briefing next week is his proposals for the medium to long ,erm, for the rest of this year how, whether by air, land, and sea, nato and our other allies can possibly be -- >> currently, our response to the russian troop buildup of tens of thousands -- hard to say what the exact number is, but tens of thousands of russians troop -- russian troops buildup along the eastern border of ukraine is a couple hundred and dozens. does that -- do you really think that will change vladimir putin's calculations question mark >> -- calculations? we ha
Al Jazeera America
Apr 13, 2014 2:00am EDT
afghan president hamid karzai is currently refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national army" >> while the afghan national army is around 200,000 strong, it's reported to be plagued with desertion
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2014 7:30pm EDT
future and then we will talk about an agreement that would make the ukrainian situation neutral. and nato needs to make his decisions in the context of which it operates. the russians have said this is a rough line. yes, they do not have to accept the ukraine because a number of them say that they want to come into nato. they have to look at their own interests in a broader spectrum. so yes, i am in agreement among the nato members at the ukraine will be neutral. and it does provide the type of political space that they need in order to focus on their domestic problems. and nato declared and in the past several years no one has been pushing this with nato. this is a red herring. and yet oddly enough it actually increased cooperation and he made it clear there are other things it was you to resolve and that is a false issue that has been raised. we met we are going to move onto this second situation. >> yes, hello, my name is anna and i am half russian and half green. i want to make a comment because i feel like i don't have much expertise on what americans have to do, certainly. but i can
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2014 3:00am EDT
, and is on his way to the airport. he needs to go brussels for an n.a.t.o. foreign minister meeting. nothing has been achieved. the message, because he didn't meet abbas, because he didn't have anything concrete to tell him. why have we reached this stage? because a fourth and final palestine prisoner release should have taken place on saturday. israel said they won't do it unless talks are extended. this is something we agreed on before we started the talks. they won't go ahead. they have given john kerry a 24 hour period. unless the issue is not resolved by the end of tuesday, we'll go to the u.n., a make or break time for the talks. >> a tense time. there is speculation that israel's refusal to release the palestine prisoners may be tide to an israeli spy in custody in the u.s., in gaol, mr pollock. >> i don't think it's because of pollard. i think the way this is seen is the u.s. - it's a trump card. they can pull it at the time. u.s. officials confirmed that he is on the table, he could be released. nothing has been achieved. this is significant. he's a u.s. spy, convicted of spying for his
Al Jazeera America
Apr 20, 2014 8:00pm EDT
to make sure ukraine never becomes part of nato and any government in kyiv isn't decidedly antirussian. the reason he's causing trouble politically and militarily in ukraine the, is the government that took power after the february 22nd coup is deeply antirussian and very interested in integrating into the west. that is simply unacceptable to putin. i think in terms of making sure that doesn't happen he has done as good a job as he possibly could. >> steven would you agree? russia isolating itself in the long term is going to isolate its economy. >> i think president obama is right. i don't think this is a brilliant move by vladimir putin, he and russia will be the losers in terms of foreign policy. this is a move that will hurt his foreign policy a great deal and undertaking these policies in ukraine to buck up at home. i think this is more about domestic politics. in terms of foreign policy this buries the dream of eurasian unit. western and central ukraine, what's left of ukraine certainly is going to be implacably hostile to russia. now cooling off on the idea. it's more likely now
PBS
Apr 4, 2014 5:00pm PDT
is it full these days next it was a satirical reports on the line says identity crisis. nato justin does a country set it up to nineteen forty nine as a defense mechanism against the side of the union pool fast forward sixty five years the north atlantic treaty organization is the military alliance of twenty eight members and counting. it's pretty clear violation of the agreement was made between the states then yesterday former student leader mikhail gorbachev in nineteen ninety. not to go even going to east germany much left for the east. more and buy it the combined nato members account for the lion's share of the world's military spending and spent the last sixty five years nato's than not the one good thing. what is the town for starters there's the war in afghanistan that scene the west end of the longest running war in its own history. the only clean results so far is that the country is in a mess. in nineteen ninety nine bombings of yugoslavia. hundreds of civilians dead and injured including children all under the auspices of a humanitarian mission headed by the united states fu
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2014 1:00pm EDT
the ukrainian parliament voting to take part in exercises with n.a.t.o. near the crimean barder. secretary-general angus foe rag mussen sharing concerns that russia will not withdraw troops from crimea. many are question n.a.t.o.s mission. >> the political crisis in ukraine, and what n.a.t.o. considers the illegal russian annexation of crimea has the alliance stressing why it is relevant. >> for more than 60 years we came together in n.a.t.o. not to claim lands, but keep nations free. >> some say n.a.t.o. naeeds to return to europe. >> they felt things in its neighbourhood were under control and they had the experience to under take missions in far away places. >> originally the 28 member countries agreed to defend each other if attacked. they went to war in afghanistan after the september 11th attacks. they cooperate on security issues with 22 partner states, including russia and ukraine. 11 counties in the middle east and eight not located near the atlantic ocean members used one-off alliances ta respond to emergencies around the world, such as the 2004 tsunami. the problems are challeng
PBS
Apr 1, 2014 8:00pm PDT
to leave details just had and this growth between nato and russia nato has suspended its cooperation with russia his relations regarding the future. read more on that coming out. anz indies team local residents headed to the polls a primary candidate from the city scandal plagued me or keep his job more on today's election leader and shout. it's moved a people person. in washington d c i'm irritated if you're watching our team aircraft. why would i as appearing man fled the us government and the for years about aspects of a controversial interrogation program concealing details of harsh treatment a detainee is this is all according to a report released by the washington post that were until the boss of the u s officials who have already seen a forthcoming senate intelligence committee report is expected to expose the prop the program according to us officials remain anonymous the sixty three hundred page report includes would be described as disclosures regarding the sprawling network of secret detention facilities or black sites the sites were ultimately dismantle by president obama
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2014 7:00pm EDT
reporting on twitter.t thanks for joining us. >> at an event marking nato's 65th anniversary, vice president biden talked about the importance of the military alliance and how nato members should react to russia's violation of ukrainian sovereignty. his remarks of the atlantic council in washington are 20 minutes. [applause] >> see the respect this group has, mr. vice president? theehalf of fred kemp and atlantic council, welcome to our family. we have members of the board of directors. we have members of our international advisory council and most important, we have got some serious leaders from europe who are trying to determine their destiny around europe full and free. so over the last day, we have had the pleasure of hearing from many of these leaders. and it really is a distinct letter to conclude this extraordinary and timely conference with remarks by the vice president of the united states joe biden. that vicetting president biden would conclude our conference because few have done more than you, mr. vice andident, to promote advance vision of a united europe. during his tenure in t
Al Jazeera America
Apr 11, 2014 7:30pm EDT
refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national army" >> while the afghan national army is around 200,000 strong, it's reported to be plagued with desertions, and with low morale. >> "these are ka
Al Jazeera America
Apr 5, 2014 5:00pm EDT
hamid karzai is currently refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national army" >> while the afghan national army is around 200,000 strong, it's reported to be plagued with desertions, and with low
BBCAMERICA
Apr 1, 2014 7:00am EDT
>>> hello, everyone. you're watching "gmt" on bbc. will nato foreign ministers allow troops to go up against russian forces. their secretary-general says there is no sign of russian troops pulling back from the border with ukraine. >> this massive military buildup can in no way contribute to a de-escalation of the situation. >>> unlikely pairing of a film star and a foreign minister. angelina jolie tackles rape as a weapon of war in bosnia. >> they are so broken. yet they are so dig filed. they are just extraordinary women. >>> forget five a day. you need seven portions of fresh fruit and veg to live a longer and healthier life. we will digest new search for you. aaron is here. a real grilling for general motors. >> it could be a tough day for this lady, general motors's ceo, who will have to answer questions from u.s. lawmakers about why, why it took 10 years for the carmakers to fix faulty ignition switches that killed people. we will hear from the victims's families. >>> it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 1:00 p.m. in brussels. that's where nato foreign mi
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2014 6:00pm EDT
tried to suffocate russia in this ring. it is actually nato. nato has been growing like a cancer tumor. the last 25 years, it has swallowed our warsaw pact allies , as well as parts of the baltic states, and now it is the missing to swallow georgia and ukraine. so, the nato headquarters are saying they have to put the expedients to accept ukraine as legitimate, but you are saying bloc system is dying out, is outdated. i can't agree with that. i feel suffocated by nato. of course you can say i am being paranoid. but you know, as the saying goes, if you are paranoid, it does not mean you are not being followed, you are not being pursued. so, where is the red line to nato expansion, to nato enlargement? russia, how dof you feel? do you feel suffocated? afraid oft suffocation. >> i am not afraid. where is the red line? are there limits? >> neither me nor anybody should but we should be basing our activities on realities. and the realities you described ,uite vividly, as you can do and you try to scare us a little bit, but i will say again, i wouldn't be afraid of anything. we should be ass
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2014 5:30am EDT
think of nato's gdp, numeral six percent. russia, 3%. expenditure is less than 1/10 of the nato expenditure. russia is weak. is it vulnerable? you bet. if you count out russia from the international system or if you simply sanction the big state banks, russia is done. this will hit russia very hard. the market fluctuations during march -- russia can easily be hit much more. where does the relevant russian technology come from? the united states. how can they develop oil and gas in the future? through cooperation with american companies most importantly, exxon. russia is much more bold durable than we think. -- vulnerable than we think. their military equipment is dependent on cooperation with ukraine. president putin is heavily overplaying his hand. only the foolish would not stand up to him. >> thank you. tom will bring us home and then we will open it up. >> we are home already. thank you for moderating this event. it really is an important topic. it has been an important topic for the past 40 years. it is nice to see it is important once again. the important question that we
CNN
Apr 23, 2014 10:00am PDT
european countries that are all members of nato. but it certainly is something these countries have been asking for for a very long time. they also feel that any sort of boots on the ground the u.s. has will act as a deterrent against any sort of possible russian aggression. you also had the visit of vice president biden here yesterday, wolf, where he reassured the ukrainian government the u.s. will stand by them. he announced a significant aid package. about $50 million to he the democratic process here. especially geared towards those elections that will be held here on may 25th. the u.s. believes those are very important. the big issue here for the u.s. is helping ukraine achieve energy independence from russia because the u.s. believes that's a big chip of blackmail that the russias are using at this point in time simply because ukraine is so dependent on russian gas, wolf. >> as you know, fred, the acting ukrainian presented has calleded for a renewal of what he calls anti-terror measures, calling off that easter holiday truce. what's the latest on that front? >> well, there were se
PBS
Apr 6, 2014 5:00pm PDT
of a controversial move. we have decided to suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation between nato and russia up to its cause i look in the nato russia council can continue is necessary and the ambassador level and above to allow us to exchange views must be foremost on the crisis. so the makers of beefing up its military presence on russia's borders this kind of primal strategic support to ukraine but analysts warn the alliance's move to sever ties with moscow is actually putting global security the firing line is when former explains that. i suspect the military and security cooperation with russia nato has also put the brakes on a twelve year relationship initially created to keep the world state. eye. europe america and russia. they are the unfortunate stars of terrorism and also shared a common goal of battling against extremists peta members at a mosque al ragu the exchange information and hold consultations on various aspects of counterterrorism in the past. russia has he been provided ships for nato's maritime counter terrorism operation. moscow and the alliance have also j
BBCAMERICA
Apr 16, 2014 7:00am EDT
of the region and other countries in the region? we have just heard in the past few minutes or so from nato at a press conference in brussels, he said nato agreed on a package of military measures to reinforce its member's defense and it will do that on sea, on land and in the air. that's just been coming to us in the past few minutes or so. do you sense that those nato members, estonia, latvia, lithuania and those russian people who live there, the significant russian minorities who live there, should be concerned about president putin's ambitions? >> i can understand why they're concerned. there are large russian speak communities there. they're looking at what's going on in ukraine saying this could happen here. our nato allies need to demonstrate their support. nato allies are going to demonstrate support. i don't think the russian threat, if i can put it that way, extends actually to nato members. >> what about trans -- >> it's different. the focus on ukraine is not accidental. for russia, ukraine is the country closest to them. slavic brother. long historic and other links. i constant
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2014 10:30am EDT
relations committee hearing focusing on transatlantic security challenges. the crisis in ukraine and nato's expansion to this hearing is about one hour and a half. >> this hearing of the singapore relations subcommittee on european affairs will now come to order. i'd like to welcome everyone here today, and explained our situation very briefly. we are in a quorum call to try to figure out a path for with respect to vote on the floor of the senate. senator johnson i've managed to escape that quorum call but others of our colleagues are likely caught him before. we may be joined by a few others but wein decide to move forward with the hearing notwithstanding some of the activity on thetivi. floor. this is a hearing today on transatlantic security challenges in central andlenges eastern europe.. i'd like to welcome ouri would , witnesses today on our firstness panel. with two people who are noo thie strangers to this committee, iss assistant secretary of state victoria nuland and assistante secretary of defense derek chollet. on the second panel will hear from julian smith, ian brzezinski an
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2014 2:00pm EDT
. today n.a.t.o. allies tasked the supreme allied commander to provide visible reassurance with respect to our central and eastern european allies. assurance that article 5 of n.a.t.o.'s treaty means what it says on land, air and sea. the united states has already begun to contribute to this mission. because as president obama reaffirmed to secretary-general rasmussen last week, and i reiterated to my colleagues today, the united states' commitment to article 5 obligations is unwavering. in recent weeks, the united states has augmented n.a.t.o.'s baltic air policing mission with six additional f-16s, we deployed 12, f-16s to poland. u.s. "trixtan" is in the black sea. more u.s. support is on the way. today many allies pledge their own contributions to assure every ally from the baltic to the black sea feels secure. just as importantly, europe and north america have stood together in defense of ukraine's right to choose its future. and in defense of international law. together we have rejected any notion that there is any legality in russia's effort to annex crimea and chnged, we have al
LINKTV
Apr 17, 2014 8:00am PDT
in the eastern part of ukraine. as nato builds up its forces in the region and vladimir putin asserts the right to use force in ukraine, are we sing a new cold war? we will speak with professor stephen cohen. then, fixing the electoral college. >> we have no more battleground states, no more spectator states. national real election, which in the whole history of this country, we have never, ever had. >> omentum for national popular vote grows as new york governor andrew cuomo signed the compact toward its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote. we will speak with "new yorker" writer hendrik hertzberg. the new details emerge about the key role of the air force in the cia's secret overseas drone war. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. ukraine are slated to hold the first direct talks today amidst rising unrest. in an overnight clash, ukrainian security forces killed three pro-russian separatists, wounded 13, and took 63 cap this after they tried to storm a militar
Al Jazeera America
Apr 11, 2014 9:00pm EDT
, afghanistan. as the us and nato prepares to pull out most of their forces later this year, i travelled here to try to see what life is like in areas of afghanistan under the rule of the taliban. after days of negotiations, through intermediaries - i was told i would be allowed in, with a camera. >> i'm actually quite nervous and the reason is that five years ago when i tried to embed with a group of insurgents in helmand i was kidnapped and i was held for a week. i was lucky and managed to escape from them but still i don't hope that i will end up in the same situation. >> this sort of access is incredibly rare... its also risky - this is taliban country. >> charkh is a cluster of dusty settlements surrounding a small, central town. the taliban of charkh were burying their dead. >> one of the two taliban fighters killed in an attack on a local afghan army base. a lot of inhabitants from this village in charkh have gathered today. >> they're here to pay their respects. they're here also to mourn, and also show that they are proud. >> the dead man's father was amongst the mourners. >> many of
Al Jazeera America
Apr 13, 2014 2:30am EDT
>> just an hours drive from kabul, is charkh district, afghanistan. as the us and nato prepares to pull out most of their forces later this year, i travelled here to try to see what life is like in areas of afghanistan under the rule of the taliban. after days of negotiations, through intermediaries - i was told i would be allowed in, with a camera. >> i'm actually quite nervous and the reason is that five years ago when i tried to embed with a group of insurgents in helmand i was kidnapped and i was held for a week. i was lucky and managed to escape from them but still i don't hope that i will end up in the same situation. >> this sort of access is incredibly rare... its also risky - this is taliban country. >> charkh is a cluster of dusty settlements surrounding a small, central town. the taliban of charkh were burying their dead. >> one of the two taliban fighters killed in an attack on a local afghan army base. a lot of inhabitants from this village in charkh have gathered today. >> they're here to pay their respects. they're here also to mourn, and also show that they are p
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2014 11:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the political crisis in ukraine and what nato considers the illegal annexation of crimea, has the alliance stressing why it is still relevant. >> we have come to nato not to claim other lands but to keep other nations free. >> reporter: but after more than a decade of operations outside of europe -- >> the nato alliance felt like thing were relatively under control and it had the experience to undertake missions in far-away places. >> reporter: the countries agreed to defending each other if attacked. but the alliance also cooperates on security issues with 22, so-called partner states including russia and ukraine. 11 countries in the middle east and africa, and eight countries that aren't located anywhere near the atlantic ocean. nato has long made economic coordination part of its mission. it's members have used one off alliances with non-members to respond to emergencies around the world. the problems, though, are challenging. all nato members are supposed to spend about 2% of their gdp on defense, only 3 countries do so. that means joint operations such as the 1999 air war
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2014 12:00pm EDT
to take part in joint military exercises with nato. those exercises will take place near the crimea border. secretary general for nato sharing concerns that russia will not withdraw troops from crimea. and meanwhile the ukrainian crisis has some questioning nato's mission. >> reporter: the political crisis in ukraine, and what nato considers the illegal annexation of crimea, has the alliance stressing why it is still relevant. but some analysts say the alliance needs to return to its roots. >> the nato alliance felt like things in its immediately neighborhood were relatively under control and had the freedom, capability and experience to understood take missions in far-away places. >> reporter: the original mission was simple. they agreed to defend each other if attacked. indeed they went to war in afghanistan after the september 11th attacks. but they also operate with partner states including russia and ukraine, countries in africa, and eight countries not located anywhere near the atlantic ocean. its members have used one off alliances to respond to emergencies around the world such as
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2014 12:00pm EDT
were just saying, david. consider nato undermine putin domestically? the ukraine invasion, or i think this person means the crimea invasion, hasn't solved the human rights crisis in russia. should nato be taking steps to maybe destabilize the russian regime or to work towards better human rights in russia? it goes to the question about whether this should become an anti-russia alliance. >> is that for me? >> why don't we start with tom and andrew? a few minutes. >> look, andrew will disagree with me on this, so we can take too two minutes each. >> take one minute each, one minute each. >> look, the question is, what are we trying to achieve, and how do you get there? i think we would all like to see russia be a full-blooded democratic society with western values. it isn't. it isn't going to get there for a long time. the question is what can outsiders do that is positive and constructive in that process? we all know, at the end of the day, it has to be something the russians do themselves. we can position ourselves in a way that narrows the space for the types of development we like t
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2014 10:00am EDT
has renewed its aggression to the nato alliance. and as you know, the nato secretary-general rasmussen announced a series of measures yesterday that the alliance will undertake to demonstrate this resolved. these measures, developed by allied commander breedlove, will vessels over the baltic, more allied ship in the eastern and mediterranean seas, as well as enhanced readiness training and exercises. nato is also updating its defense plans and the united states has offered additional planners to help with that effort. we are also assessing what additional contributions we can offer to support our allies in central and eastern europe. these measures are not meant to provoke or threaten russia, but instead to demonstrate nato's continued dedication to collective defense. article five is clear that in -- an attack against anyone nato ally will be considered an attack against all members of nato. the united states is fully committed to meeting its article five response of the the. this is a critical time for the nato alliance. and for the polish-u.s. bilateral relationship. is also an oppo
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2014 2:00am EDT
of nato, and later answered a question about nsa contractor snowden and government mass surveillance. this is his 12th session. this is courtesy of the english language news channel "russia today." [applause] >> hello, everyone. welcome mr. putin here. we are going to continue picking up your call today. you can call us at the number you see on your television screen. you can send a text message. you're welcome to phone us from the moscow region for free. for those abroad, you can see the telephone number on the screen. we have received over 2 million questions so far. we are going to hit a new record. lots of messages are simple. like, "thank you for crimea." >> nice to see you. let me remind you that you can send your question by video, to your computer. there are two websites accepting your messages. you still have time to do it. i would like to bring your attention to the fact that we are going to provide transmission for people with hearing disabilities today. >> we are going to talk about ukraine, where events are unfolding at a very dramatic pace. on the 17th of february, no o
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 10:00pm EDT
with us. thanks. >> always a pleasure. >> coming up, as pro-russian forces take action and ukraine, n.a.t.o. is prepared to take action to protect its members. one in five women on campus are sexually assaulted. will white house recommendations do anything to fix the problem. >> and our social producer is racking the top stories on the wep. what is tracking. >> the story focuses on racism in a different sport. and an ugly mott turned into a -- movement turned into a global statement. join in the conversation: . >> as violence interagss and tensions rise in ukraine, the secretary of state john kerry is calling for everyone to come together. >> tuesday protesters smashed their way into headquarters in lieu luhansk. police stood by and watched. luhansk is the second prove jip shall capital where separatists are in control. pro-russian activists took over government buildings. in washington secretary kerry described the crisis as a wake-up call for n.a.t.o., calling the alliance back to its original role, depending the tert interests. >> together we have to make it absolutely clear to the kreml
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 1:00am EDT
thanks. >> always a pleasure. >> coming up, as pro-russian forces take action and ukraine, n.a.t.o. is prepared to take action to protect its members. one in five women on campus are sexually assaulted. will white house recommendations do anything to fix the problem. >> and our social producer is racking the top stories on the wep. what is tracking. >> the story focuses on racism in a different sport. and an ugly mott turned into a -- movement turned into a global statement. join in the conversation: >> on real money with ali velshi, a yearlong series, america's vanishing middle class... >> i'm on a mission, that i have to keep this business going... >> three families struggling every day >> we had to pull the whole retirement fund... >> real stories... real people... real advice... >> you need to pay the water bill, if you don't pay it, we're shutting your water off in a half hour >> how will you survive? >> the stakes are so high... >> america's middle class: rebuilding the dream on real money with ali velshi on al jazeera america >> these protestors have decided that today they
PBS
Apr 3, 2014 12:00am PDT
of nato. >> i don't think we could or should speak about a cold war, because the cold war was another era when he saw the soviet union leading a bloc of communist countries in the world. that's not the case. actually, we see russia quite-- quite isolated. what we see, however, is what i would call old soviet-style thinking in the kremlin. >> rose: we conclude this evening with general h.r. mcmaster. he is a three-star general whose duties include looking at the future of warfare. >> there has never been a silver bullet solution to war. you had the submarine. you had the southern. you about the bomber, the radar. you had the machine gun, the tank. we have to recognize our future adversaries are going to have some capabilities we have now and be able to disrupt what they perceive as our strengths. what are our answers to that? i think it's a balance joint force who can play rock, paper, scissors with anybody. >> rose: anders fogh rasmussen and h.r. mcmaster when we continue. >> there's a saying around here: you stand behind what you say. around here, we don't make excuses, we make commitmen
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